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The theory and practice of abstract art.

ab·strac′tion·ist n.


(Art Terms) the theory and practice of the abstract, esp of abstract art
abˈstractionist n


(æbˈstræk ʃəˌnɪz əm)

the practice and theory of abstract art.
ab•strac′tion•ist, n., adj.


the creation of abstract art. — abstractionist, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abstractionism - an abstract genre of artabstractionism - an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
op art - a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve
2.abstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examplesabstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
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From the point of view of attracting followers among Catholics, Straussian thinking had the advantage that its anti-historicism and abstractionism could appeal to and connect with the weakest aspect of the natural law tradition, its propensity for abstract rationalism.
To fail to see this and to act in accord with it is to commit what we might call the fallacy of abstractionism, that is, the fallacy of believing that you can know in a more abstract form what you do not know in the particular form.
It was, then, the historical adulteration of socialist thought with this other-worldly philosophical abstractionism that started to undermine and corrode the original community and tradition-centred foundations of radical thinking.
The entire collection went from impressionism in the beginning towards surrealism, abstractionism, cubism and eroticism.
The exhibited photos represent all the Arts Schools including, the Classic, Realistic, Expressionism and the Abstractionism.